Public Notice Lamont Railcar Storage Project — Public Comments Invited

Lamont Railcar Storage Project
7 Mar 2016

From the CEAA website:

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Lamont Railcar Storage Project, located northwest of Lamont, Alberta.

To assist in making its decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments must be submitted by March 7, 2016 to:

Lamont Railcar Storage Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
9700 Jasper Avenue, Suite 1145
Edmonton, AB T5J 4C3
Telephone: 780-495-2037
Fax: 780-495-2876
Email: [email protected]


To view a summary of the project description or for more information, visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 80119).

As a next step, the Agency will post a decision on its website stating whether an environmental assessment is required. If one is required, the public will have three more opportunities to comment on the project.

The Proposed Project

Alberta Midland Rail Terminal Ltd. proposes to construct, operate and decommission a new railcar storage facility, located approximately three kilometres northwest of Lamont, Alberta. As proposed, the Lamont Railcar Storage Project would consist of 21 rail tracks - 16 for the storage of railcars, and 5 for operational use. The project would have a total track length of 21.6 kilometres and allow the proponent to store and switch up to 850 railcars at any given time. Once constructed, the facility would also be operated and maintained by Canadian Northern Plains Rail Services Ltd. Alberta Midland Rail Terminal Ltd. would remain the owner of the facility.